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There are a few criteria you could use to determine the team of the season; most games won, most points scored, fewest points conceded, largest spread of try scorers, highest conversion rate, and in all of those, bar one, UL Bohemian RFC come out on top by some margin, taking the Women’s All Ireland Team of the Season award for 2019-20.

The players in Limerick will be desperately disappointed that they didn’t get to finish what could have been the season of the decade as they looked set to complete a league and cup double without a single defeat.

Of course, cup finalists Old Belvedere together with league challengers Railway Union and Blackrock will claim, with some justification, that “on their day” they could have got a result against the Munster Mean Machine.

They have in the past, anything could happen in a one off game, but, as an interested observer, this Boh’s side just seemed too focused to contemplate any slip ups this season.

Looking at the Form Indicator below shows just what an extraordinary season UL Bohemian were having.

The Limerick side only dropped one match point the whole season winning all 12 games and 11 of those with a try bonus point.

In any other league, Railway Union’s average of 4 match points a game would have been a table topping performance but they found themselves 11 points adrift with 2 matches to play when the season was brought to it’s abrupt end.

Of course, defending champions, Railway found themselves 8 points adrift and in third place in the league when they went into the playoffs last season (which was a 12 game regular season due to the withdrawal of Highfield) but UL Bohemian have picked up 13 additional match points this season compared to last and they looked unstoppable.

Infact, Blackrock appeared to be the team most likely to challenge in the playoffs if they continued to build on their four match unbeaten run at the end of the season.

However, looking at the stats below it’s hard to spot any weakness for their opponents to exploit in this season’s Boh’s side.

Leading points scorers, most tries, and largest spread of scorers, coupled with the tightest defence, Bohs were truly impressive.

The only weakness was their try conversion rate, which was the second worst in the league at 39%. Malone’s kicker Alexa Grudgings took the honours of the best conversion rate over the season at 65% but, in Bohs case, conversions were just icing on a cake already flowing over the edges of the plate.

An absolutely fantastic season for the UL Bohemian RFC and one worthy of recognition under any circumstances. Congratulations to their management team of Fiona Hayes, Niamh Briggs, Ciara Griffin and Sara Hartigan on a fantastic job.

You can view all their scorers below.

UL BOHEMIANTCPDGPTS
Chloe Pearse1500075
Nicole Fitzgerald0280056
Stephanie Nunan800040
Sarah Quin700035
Edel Murphy530031
Fiona Reidy600030
Alana McInerney400020
Clodagh O’Halloran400020
Eimear Considine400020
Laura Sheehan400020
Niamh Kavanagh400020
Rachel Allen320019
Claire Bennett300015
Aoife Corey200010
Ciara Griffin200010
Kate Sheehan200010
Laura O’Mahoney200010
Lily Brady200010
Nicole Cronin200010
Caoimhe Tiernan10005
Ciara O’Halloran10005
Emma Doolan10005
Niamh O’Neill10005
Orla Curtin10005
Sarah Garrett10005
TOTAL853300491

You can view the rest of the teams scorers in the dropdowns below.

BLACKROCK COLLEGE RFC
BLACKROCK TCPDGPTS
Hannah O’Connor7155080
Caoimhe Molloy600030
Michelle Claffey500025
Alison Coleman400020
Netasja Behan400020
Lisa Mullen170019
Aisling Brosnan200010
Jenni Burke200010
Mairaid Holohan200010
Orla Molloy200010
Ray Lawless200010
AnnMarie Rooney10005
Aoibhean Reilly10005
Christina Haney10005
Ellen Taite10005
Maeve Liston10005
Maeve OG O’Leary10005
Meabh Scally10005
Mona Fehily10005
Rosie Newton10005
Valerie Power01002
TOTAL462350291
COOKE RFC
COOKETCPDGPTS
Vicky Irwin172025
Beth Cregan400020
Aishling O’Connell300015
Eliza Downey300015
Amanda Morton041011
Emma Kearney200010
Hanna Harris200010
Helen McGhee200010
Ilse van Staden200010
Hannah Kilgore10005
Lesley Megarity10005
TOTAL211130136
GALWEGIANS RFC
GALWEGIANSTCPDGPTS
Nicole Fowley2113041
Dearbhla Canty600030
Orla Dixon300015
Ursula Salmon300015
Kate Feehan200010
Mairead Coyne200010
Marina Gray200010
Julie Lyons10005
Lisa Angrim10005
Tara Buggie10005
Tracy Lawlor10005
Nikki Kennedy02004
TOTAL241330155
MALONE RFC
MALONETCPDGPTS
Alexa Grudgings0120024
Ella Durkan400020
Neve Jones400020
Lauren Maginnes300015
Sarah Murphy300015
Holly Brannigan200010
Grace Davitt11007
Olivia Andrews10005
Peita McAllister10005
Sara Houston10005
TOTAL201300126
OLD BELVEDERE RFC
OLD BELVEDERETCPDGPTS
Jemma Jackson1173048
Allison Miller900045
Elise O’Byrne White600030
Linda Djougang500025
Victoria Dubanovich O’Mahony400020
Fiona Tuite300015
Grace Miller300015
Vanessa Hullon300015
Aine Donnelly060012
Alba Marlasca Abasolo200010
Clodagh Dunne200010
Aoife Byrne10005
Claire McLaughlin10005
Franziska Klappoth10005
Jess Spain10005
Kathryn Dane10005
Nichola Fryday10005
TOTAL442330275
RAILWAY UNION RFC
RAILWAY UNIONTCPDGPTS
Stephanie Carroll1400070
Larissa Muldoon4150050
Nikki Caughey0160032
Ailsa Hughes600030
Aoife Doyle500025
Aoife O’Shaughnessy500025
Cliodnha O’Connor400020
Emer O’Mahoney400020
Lisa Callan400020
Niamh Byrne400020
Amanda McQuade300015
Grainne O’Loughlin300015
Ciara Cooney200010
Claire Coombes200010
Daisy Earle200010
Deirdre Roberts200010
Lindsay Peat200010
Penalty Try11007
Christine Coffey03006
Aimee Clarke10005
Aoife Moore10005
Claire Boles10005
Meaghan Kenny10005
Meg Kendal10005
Katelyn Faust02004
Molly Scuffil McCabe02004
TOTAL723900438
RAILWAY UNION RFC
SUTTONIANSTCPDGPTS
Molly Fitzgerald800040
Meabh O’Brien600030
Greer Muir500025
Nicolle Carroll0101023
Ciara Farrell300015
Sophie Gibney11007
Carrie O’Keeffe10005
Grainne Tummon10005
Julia Bauer10005
Lauren Farrell McCabe10005
Rebecca Sullivan10005
Roisin O’Driscoll10005
TOTAL291110170
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